What We Do

Together with our landowner partners and member/supporters, the Preservation Trust permanently protects more than 300 properties, 50 miles of shoreline, 25 miles of trails, and more than 18,000 acres on 22 islands.

The San Juan Preservation Trust—a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization—pursues its mission by:

  • CONSERVING island land,
  • CARING for the land under its protection,
  • CONNECTING people to nature, to each other, and to the Preservation Trust,
  • and providing the administrative and fundraising support needed to pursue the above “Three Cs” of our mission.

Conserve Land

Voluntary conservation of private lands, as well as outright acquisition by SJPT of special island places for permanent protection, are playing an important role in shaping the future of the San Juan Islands.

Care for Land

The Preservation Trust’s stewardship activities include managing the nature preserves we own, monitoring the conservation easements we hold, and restoring damaged or neglected lands that we protect.

Connect People and Land

Collaboration, education, and outreach are among the Preservation Trust’s core values. Successful conservation depends on active engagement with people whose lives and livelihoods interconnect with natural areas in the islands where we do our work.